Hugh E. Hilliard

O’Melveny & Myers (Washington DC)
Lawyer (Partner)

Hugh Hilliard is a counsel in O’Melveny’s Washington, D.C. office and a member of the Project Development and Real Estate Practice. He represents clients on matters related to regulation of energy companies by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and on energy-industry transactions. He has experience in both the electric and natural-gas sectors, principally in matters involving companies engaged in generation, sale or purchase of electric energy or in storage or trading of natural gas. He regularly works on wind, solar and geothermal energy projects, representing passive equity investors, lenders, parties in M&A transactions, and developers, as well as on hydroelectric and gas-fired electric generation projects. Mr. Hilliard often assists with transactions involving power purchase agreements, interconnection agreements and participation in organized electric markets. Other representative matters include assisting electric-generating and marketing companies in complying with FERC regulations applicable to sellers of electric energy at market-based rates. In addition, he assists natural-gas companies in obtaining authorization to provide FERC-regulated services and in complying with FERC regulations regarding capacity release and other matters.

Linked authors

Bracewell & Giuliani (New York)
North American Electric Reliability Corporation (Washington)
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld (Washington)
Morrison & Foerster (Washington)


1059 Bulletin

Catherine P. McCarthy, Hugh E. Hilliard, J. Porter Wiseman, Roxann E. Henry, S. Shamai Elstein The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issues a notice of inquiry on potential changes to its merger review standards


On March 17, 2011, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) issued a Notice of Inquiry (“NOI”), [1] seeking comment on whether it should revise its approach to examining horizontal market power under Sections 203 and 205 of the Federal Power Act (“FPA”). FERC analyzes horizontal market power (...)

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